MILL HALL - Road work is under way here.
Girard Street Extension is being completely rebuilt from Hobson Street to the first turn in Meadows Edge. The roadway was installed by the Meadows Edge developer and has posed problems from the beginning, borough council has said.
Council approved a change order last week in the contract with Charles Construction for the street projects, to be sure to include all of Main Street Extension where a water line was installed last spring. That street is to be milled and rebuilt this year.
Council also approved the revised agreement for countywide crime information. Local police departments will have laptops and software that allows them to share arrest records and other records instantaneously. The project, known as BASLE (Better Automation and Sharing by Law Enforcement), is being financed by a $398,200 grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
Katherine Hughes received council's recommendation as local playground activities supervisor for 2012, and her name will be forwarded to the Keystone Central Summer Recreation Program.
Mill Hall Community Park looks good since Comcast Cares Day volunteers cleaned it up for the spring. Council recognized Comcast employees, Mill Hall Kiwanians and others who willingly pitched in on a recent weekend to get the park ready for the season.
The park may be further beautified by Girl Scouts who wish to plant a few trees.
"There is always room for trees," Councilman Ted Jodun said, noting that a few trees at the park recently died and new ones would be welcome.
The Mill Hall Lions Club also requested permission to plant a flowering tree at the monument and flagpole on Pennsylvania Avenue, near Dan's Gulf, as part of a Lions International planting project.
Council approved both projects.
A hearing on a zoning change requested by resident Pat Mumma will take place at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, just before council's regular meeting at 7:30. Mumma has asked to have her property at 305 Railroad St. rezoned from commercial to residential.
- By WENDY STIVER